Ava near the Memorial Building. The block glass embedded in the sidewalk here is actually a skylight for the tunnel below, which connects the Memorial Building to the steam and supply systems of the hospital.
Looking toward Fort William (Western) Elevator from the top of Superior Elevator. Fort William is bordered on the south and east by this wide, winding railyard. Note the pretty and quaint brick offices of the Western.
2005. A skyway connecting two Which tube carried the beer? I hope it’s the big one!
A winding flue between the ovens for Furnace 6, capped with sketchy catwalks.
To make sure the tourists aren’t scared off, the city painted the side of the elevator with one of its historic names.
Looking toward the old power house, right below one of its arteries.
Ladders crawl the back of the signs. Graffiti writers’ right of passage.
I couldn’t help but include this ghost sign for a demolished motel…
The flour mill (rear) and its elevators. The taller elevator was moved here in 1955, when the Harrisons bought it from Federal, who declared it surplus. The smaller elevator replaced an earlier smaller warehouse in 1926. Taken shortly after dawn. This one picture made the drive worth it, for me. Medium Format.